Friday, September 26, 2014

A Sweet Gift from My Sweet Daughter

Long ago and far away, I started blogging about my future craft room.  Whatever happened you ask? Too much stuff, not enough space is what happened. Sorry Space Bags, you're no help in this room! I literally have too much craft stuff to fit into that space.  No matter how I slice it and dice it, it just won't all fit.

I have too many interests.  I sew, paper craft, paint stuff, stencil, build, make jewelry and create things for my Etsy shop.  It all ads up to a lot of junk to store.  Well to be fair it isn't junk...I've gone through and culled and culled and I still have too much.

So...I've decided to move my sewing stuff out.  There is enough there to fill a small room itself!  It is also what I do the most for my Etsy shop.  I spend a lot of time sewing, and let's face it, no matter how pretty I make that room in the basement, it has no natural light, it's cold enough in the winter to need a space heater, and I just don't want to spend hours everyday down there.

I will still keep my jewelry, painting, paper crafts, and miscellaneous down there.  So where is my sewing stuff going to go?  After getting the green light from my daughter, who is working downstate and starting grad school next spring, I am converting her room into a guest/sewing room.  It will still be her place to stay when she comes home, but having a room in our small house sitting unused at least 9 months out of the year just isn't practical.

Right now the room is nothing special.  But there is something in it that is very special...a sweet gift from my daughter last Christmas.  She made me an awesome thread holder!  I am sure I let out a squeal when I saw it.  I know my heart skipped a beat or two.

She made this! Isn't she amazing??? I absolutely adore it, and it will get center stage in my sewing/her room. I have a ton of thread to load on it, but wanted to show it off better first. The nails are long enough to store both the spool of thread and it's matching bobbin. So cool!

I will keep sharing my craft room piece meal until the grand revealing, as well as this room as it comes along.

On another subject, most of you know, or if you didn't you do now, that I have an Etsy shop.  This little ol' blog and my little ol' shop are my happy places.  So I hope you don't mind me sharing the things I make for my shop on a more regular basis.  I promise every post is not going to turn into a commercial for my shop, but creating things, whether I sell them or not, is just part of who I am.  So I hope you will see it as just me sharing something else I made, something that makes me happy!

As you can see below, I've been a little busy.  I love making these aprons and flowers.  I also make pillow covers, which I am low on right now, and am working on some new products too.  The Christmas season is right around the corner, so I am trying to get stocked up now.  I am so glad to have more time to do what I love now!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What We Accomplished Wednesday #62

Want to be a pin-up girl? Join the party, and if you are featured, I'll pin your project to my Green Willow Pond Features Board!

I am back from my blogging break ready to party down!  I apologize for my absence, but rather than repeat the reasons for my break, you can read my last post here.  You can also read about the shabby chic chandelier I created too.

It is so good to be back.  I've been catching up a little on your projects too.  The last party was several weeks ago, but I still have my top ten to share with you.  There were many awesome links!

Elisha, from Pneumatic Addict, shared this gorgeous entertainment center that she Frankensteined (her words) together out of several pieces and some wood.  Amazing!

I love this Scrabble wall art created by Kat and Melinda at Home Made Interest.  So clever!

Want some industrial looking doors, but can't afford metal?  Take a look at these cool closet doors! Deb, from Seeking Lavender Lane, used a hammered metal spray paint to get this look.
Cindy from DIY Beautify, used chalk paint on this beautiful chair, including the upholstery.  Waxing it made it look like leather.  I love the added stencil she used on the back of the chair!

Check out this beautiful purse that Faye, from Wild Rose Vintage, created by felting crocheted yarn.  Isn't it pretty?

Have some rather blah garage doors?  Look what Jody, from Southern Seazons did to hers.  A little added hardware and she got a lot of character for very little money!

I just love this burlap sign that Mindi, from My Love to Create, made.  Lovely rustic goodness!

This pretty little table has a suprise top.  It took some trial and error, but Sarah, from Back Woods Babies, ended up with a beautiful and unique piece!

Michelle, from Our Crafty Mom, used a sharpie marker and a burlap canvas to create this awesome subway sign.

I will let you in on a little secret.  I am always thirsty.  I mean I always have a glass of something to drink at my side. Plain old water gets boring after awhile, and pop isn't healthy to have too much of. When I saw this berry infused spa water, by Debra at Dragonfly Treasure, I knew it was something good!

Now it's your turn.  Show us what you've accomplished.  Can't wait to see what you've been up to!

The Simple and Easy Rules

1. Only projects you have made/accomplished pretty please. This means no round up of others projects, give aways etc. Items for sale are okay, as long as they are in tutorial form, and linked to your blog post.  No links to shops or Etsy stores, or round-up posts of others projects please.  Link up to 3 posts - please link posts new to this party.

2. Linking back to the party (text or button) within your post is very much appreciated . You can grab a button from the side bar if you like.

3. By linking up here, you are giving me permission to feature you here, on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and/or Pinterest.  I'll only use 1-2 pictures from your post and link back to you. Then people will be flocking to your blog to read all about it!!  Spreadin' the love around baby!
Most importantly, go visit some of the links because otherwise it wouldn't be a party would it? 

I am no longer automatically adding you to my email list to send out reminders about the party. If you want a reminder each week, just use the little sign up form below. You will only be signing up for party notifications. I will not use this list for anything else, nor will I ever share it with anyone. ever. period.



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